Officers, Trustees, and Staff
History of Board and Trustees


Angie Fagerlin, PhD

Chair of Population Health Sciences, Research Scientist
University of Utah, Salt Lake City VA

Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD

UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T, Austria

Mark Helfand, MD, MPH

Staff Physician, Professor of Medicine
Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University

Lisa Prosser, PhD

Vice President
Associate Professor and Director Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit
University of Michigan

James Stahl, MD, MPH

Vice President-Elect
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Heather Taffet Gold, PhD

Associate Professor of Population Health, Medicine, and Health Policy
New York University School of Medicine

Natasha Stout, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer Elect
Assistant Professor in Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

J. Robert Beck, MD

Deputy Director, Chief Academic and Administrative Officer
Fox Chase Cancer Center


Lauren Cipriano, PhD

Assistant Professor
Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada

Marieke de Vries, PhD

Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS)
Radboud University, Netherlands

Scott LaJoie, PhD, MSPH

Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville

Beate Jahn, PhD

Senior Scientist and Head of Program of Personalized Medicine
University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria

Ava John-Baptiste, PhD

Assistant Professor
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Canada

Jane J. Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Decision Science
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Hilary Bekker, PhD

Chair in Medical Decision Making
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK

Eva Enns, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota

Ellen Lipstein, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Editorial Office

Alan Schwartz, PhD

Editor in Chief, Medical Decision Making
Associate Professor, Clinical Decision Making and Director of Research
University of Illinois, Chicago

Rebecca J. Fiala

Editorial Manager, Medical Decision Making
University of Illinois, Chicago

Dana Alden, PhD

Editor in Chief, SMDM e-newsletter
William R. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Professor
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii

Ellen G. Engelhardt, MA

Deputy Editor, SMDM e-newsletter
Researcher, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
VU Medical Center, Netherlands


Jill Metcalf, MBA

Executive Director
Society for Medical Decision Making

Lori Battista

Director, Conferences & Meetings
Society for Medical Decision Making

Trevor Scholl

Senior Membership Services and Meetings Coordinator
Society for Medical Decision Making

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